Wednesday, 11 December 2013

November Book Review

1930, the Isle of Dogs. 20-year-old Lily Bright works long hours on a market stall, selling furniture and bric-a-brac to make ends meet. When a handsome stranger turns up at the stall in search of a bargain, it's love at first sight. Swept off her feet, Lily falls head over heels for the debonair Charles Grey - only to discover, too late, that he's a bigamist and trader in stolen goods. Trapped, pregnant, Lily turns for comfort to her childhood friend Ben James, a former lorry driver who is now a successful businessman. With World War II looming, Lily comes to realize that it's Ben she really loved all along. Will she ever find a way to overcome her mistakes, seize control of her own destiny - and win her true love's heart?

A lady donated this book to the shop & suggested I read it first….. I really enjoyed it. I liked the way she incorporated real events it to a fictional story. 
 It was a really enjoyable quick read, just right for reading on the bus & while having lunch, it didn't tax my brain but a light read is sometimes a good thing.
I think I'm getting hooked on these WW2 romance books, maybe next year I'll try to read something different!

Their love crossed the class divide, but will it survive the ravages of war?
When Lucy’s father dies and her family is plunged into poverty, she is forced to take a job in service as a housemaid at Windthorpe House, home to the aristocratic Hetherington’s, who lost three of their four sons in the Great War.
When their only remaining son, Clive, returns home from university, he and Lucy strike up an immediate bond, which only deepens as Lucy becomes indispensable to the family. Clive however, much to his family’s consternation, decides to volunteer to fight against the Fascists in the Spanish Civil War, though he returns injured and full of rage at the hated regime.
As Lucy tends his wounds, the two fall in love and Clive is determined that the class difference won’t keep them apart. But Hitler’s troops are gathering and fate has something very different in store for both of them…

Another charity shop find & another WW2 romance!
I liked the twists & turns throughout the book & you can't beat a happy ending.

Only 2 books in November, what a poor show. 


  1. I love ready novels set around the 1930's . These two book look perfect for some light evening reading.

  2. Lilly of love lane, that sounds right up my street, excuse the pun, I love stories set in the olden days. X